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KOFY
Jan 14, 2013 11:30am PST
, this is abc7 news. >> oakland city leaders will make a major announcement. good morning, i am eric thomas. >> i am kristen sze. they will take steps to get help fighting crime in the wake of a rash of violence since friday when nine shoot spring -- shootings have been killed. four have died. and now, amy? >> kristen, this is where a three-year-old was shot to death in 2011. the community was outraged. a mural is dedicated to him. today, the community is outraged again. the police chief and the mayor will leave downtown and come to international boulevard and hold a press conference in front of the mural and address the violence this weekend. >> there are high hopes throughout the community that significant change will be announced at the press conference. the police chief and mayor will address the violent weekend. four were shot to death on friday. 11 were shot over the week end. they all survived. >> there is a public safety crisis in oakland. >> the police union president is hoping to hear more resources are directed to the police department. >> we are close to 600 officers and more th
KOFY
Jan 7, 2013 11:30am PST
their case. >> oakland lawmaker take steps to tighten sales of ammunition in the state. assembly woman of the state joined a host others to introduce state bill ab48, that regulates all ammunition sales and require those who buy it to show identification. it would also ban conversion kits. >> the kits that allow you to convert a weapon to be able to shoot bullets fast without reloading. that's another thing that this bill does, eliminates that. >> oakland mayor also spoke to the ground. the bill requires ammunition dealers to be licensed and they be required to report those sales to the justice department. >> happening now the oakland city council is getting a brand new look, free new city council members are sworn into office at this hour and two them have never held elected office before. environmental advocate and an affordable housing advocate who will replace a council veteran from west oakland. the third new member will replace a veteran councilmen from another district. the california legislature begin as new session in sacramento with a new advantage for democrats. for the firs
KOFY
Jan 23, 2013 11:30am PST
the oakland police department newly hired consultant is speaking to abc7 after a vote by the oakland city council to bring him on board. bill bratton is a former los angeles police chief and new york city police commissioner. the city council voted 7-1 around 2:00 this morning after a meeting that included four hours of public comment against and in favor of hiring bratton. critics worry he will recommend a stop-and-frisk policy that could lead to racial profiling but he says that is not the case. we talked to him by phone. >> stop and frisk and official profiling and the other issues of concern people have abuse police use of force can be effectively addressed by strong leadership that is focused on a constitutional policing. >> abc7 news reporter joins us with reaction to the controversial decision. amy? >> city hall was decisive with the 7-1 vote but in the neighborhoods people are split. the vote came in the middle of the night, it was already being talked about in the neighborhood this morning. >> i thought it was very good. that is what we need. we have too much violence. >> lloyd i
KOFY
Jan 15, 2013 11:30am PST
news from oakland where crews are mopping up after a house fire. it started at 9:00 this morning. we were overhead as flames burned through the roof. thick smoke could be seen for quite a distance. it took an hour to knock the fire down. investigators are looking into a suspicious fire that destroyed an abandoned pier this morning with crews responding in crockett near jackson avenue near the c&h sugar plant at 3:45 the firefighters let the fire bun itself out. a crew fought from the water. here is the pier before it burned. it is suspicious because there is no electrical wiring on the pier. >> santa clara sheriff is investigating a fatal accident in cupertino when a woman was killed. the woman was walking and hit by a big rig after 7:00 near cupertino road. no word on the identity of the woman or if the truck driver will face charges. >> we have new details on a tanker that hit the bay bridge. the pilot made a last-minute turn before passing under the bridge. our media partner reported the pilot planned to follow the yellow line but changed lanes to cross near yerba buena island isl
KOFY
Jan 22, 2013 11:30am PST
this is abc7 news. >> new developments in the shooting of an undercover oakland police officer. police have detained one more but are looking if more after an intense manhunt last night. amy hollyfield is live at police headquarters with the latest. >> kristen, the police chief says the two men in custody are known to police here in this department. they are in a gang. one man was taken into custody last night shortly after the shooting around 6:30. the second man was not found until the overnight search done by the swat team. they do not necessity if they have the man who shot the officer. they still looking for two or possibly three men. investigators say the for was undercover. investigators do not know if the man or men who shot at him knew he was an officer. >> we have not been able to determine that. we have not started, we just started the interview with the two being detained. we want to know that. it goes toward what their mindset and the type of charges we want to present to the district attorney. >> the swat team is still searching the block at seminary at 17th. they recovered se
KOFY
Jan 28, 2013 11:30am PST
students stay in school. first, the dropout rate for oakland's unified district was 26.6%. that is higher than the national average. joining us to talk about is the numbers and with a administrators is doing about is the spokesperson, is troy flint. >> thanks for having me. >> cheryl: 26.6%, you must be doing a lot to address the issues? >> it's one of the most critical issues. districts across the country particularly urban districts. there is no one comprehensive solution. we're attacking it from null of angle that has address the social components that gets kids disenchanted with schools. >> cheryl: you have a different population in schools especially as they progress? >> we are predominantly low income district, 70% of our students qualify for free lunch program. as you elementary to middle, it increases. poverty is a factor in some of these negative outcomes but it shouldn't be did he term in an event. that is determinant. so that is why we are drying trying a address these issues. >> cheryl: can you give me some examples? >> one factor that we have identified is the literacy score
KOFY
Jan 8, 2013 11:30am PST
is now in county jail. the 22-year-old dexter oliver was arrested last night in an oakland hotel. the victim is 25-year-old starr lamare. she remains in critical condition. she has severe burns. police say she got in an argument in bayview district on sunday. investigators say oliver doused starr lamare with gasoline and set her on fire. oliver faces charges of arson and attemptedurder. >> the santa cruz sheriff is expanding the search for a missing 23-year-old man, who walked from the house in scotts valley on friday morning and never came back. a small search party combed the trails of the park where he hiked. his parents saye been despondent since a breakup with hers fiance. he is believed wearing the plaid short in this picture. >> a small number of commuters are causing freeway traffic jams for the rest of us according to a study by researchers at berkeley. targeting those drivers could dramatically improve traffic flow. amy hollyfield has more. >> this study used this, people's cell phones and their g.p.s. signals to track their habits. experts say this research is going d
KOFY
Jan 18, 2013 11:30am PST
disappeared. she may have been spotted in oakland yesterday. she has left the facility in the past but she has never been gone this long. >> right now, algerian state news is reporting 12 algerians and foreigners are known dead in hostage stand off. today is the third day of a stand off with militants at a natural gas complex. an official says the americans are held hostage in algeria. it began when a bus carrying international workers came under attack. a state department spokesman says that the u.s. is working with algeria and other governments to try to secure their release. no word on how many americans are still being held. the government's confirmation comes as some americans were being ferried out of the algeria. >> the manti te'o story continues. was he duped? was it a hoax? the linebacker for notre dame has yet to comment on a p concel lead something to know how much he knew before revealing the truth. questions are surfacing of interviews he did in the days after finding out about the hoax where he continues with the story that his girlfriend died. we now know the name of the woman i
KOFY
Jan 31, 2013 11:30am PST
here. we had a third in oakland, two-thirds of an inch in san jose. it gives you an idea when san jose has more rain than in addition else. let's talk about what is going to happen ahead. warmth peaked. pretty nice to be outside and chance of rain for next wednesday. temperatures are running in the low to upper 50s. at the beaches it's 63 right now in half moon bay. santa cruz, 51, everybody else around the monterey bay, mid to upper 50s. compared to average, we'll run from 4 degrees warmer in redwood city to double-digits in livermore. 68, 11 degrees warmer than average. fremont, oakland, napa, santa rosa at 69. heading down to the monterey bay slightly warmer, upper 60s to low 70s. let's take a look at tonight. this morning, a little frost around napa. a little fog up north, but i don't think we'll have fog tonight. mid 40s around the bayshore and out to the coast. san francisco a little warmer, 48 degrees. two areas of high pressure dominateding our weather. i seek a buck until the jetstream. that is going to be flatten this ridge of high pressure, change our wind and bring us coole
KOFY
Jan 4, 2013 11:30am PST
animal stuck on the ice. he was terrified. why this is a huge significance >> oakland, sunty veil -- sunnyvale and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> step on it for your flu shot, california will see a surge in flu cases in january. the result of holiday travelers coming back to california with a virus that heard is spreading fast elsewhere. also, kids going back did school, and abc medical medical doctor says california cannot escape the earliest flu outbreak if a decade. >> it could be a newer strain that people in the community have not sign, it could be that not enough people are vaccinated but the most interesting theory is humidity. some scientists are finding that the lower the humidity, the earlier flu season starts. >> the doctor suggests getting vaccine now, it takes two weeks for the immunity to build up. usually, february is the height of the flu in california. >> general motors is recalling some of their 2013 models because they can roll away unexpectedly. the models affects are on the screen. about 55,000 vehicles are recalled. g.m. says the cars could be shifted
KOFY
Jan 10, 2013 11:30am PST
was closed. >> and a lizard has died at the oakland zoo. a captureed lizard was named mr. teeth and was scoffed tuesday at the home of a suspect along with 34 pounds of marijuana. the suspect is due in court. the sheriff released this photo of the pot right there which filled dozens of bags. >> president obama makes his pick for treasury secretary and why the nominee is promising to work on his penmanship. >> a concern about this year's flu season: could the nation be running out of flu stop. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for li
KOFY
Jan 11, 2013 11:30am PST
woman. i'm going to have a lot of fun with this one. >> breaking news is in oakland where authorities are searching for a prisoner who escaped from highland hospital. this is a live picture over the scene. lots of police are down there right now. the hospital is located on east 31st street. the almeda county sheriff's department is leading the search. some of them standing on the roof right there. we haven't received information about the prisoner who escaped other than the fact that he is dangerous. we have crews on the way to the scene. we'll have more information as soon as it becomes available. >> the federal aviation administration announced this morning that it is launching a comprehensive review of the boeing dream drome because of mechanical problems. this is happening at the same time the airport is welcoming the japan airliner floit to tokyo. >> the flight is scheduled to leave at 11:45. the parges were not nervous about the new airplane. they will get comfort and see a famous passenger that is traveling with them and said he feels fully confident in the 787. boeing calls th
KOFY
Jan 16, 2013 11:30am PST
police consultant to the city of oakland. people packed the meeting objecting to the former los angeles and new york police chief becoming consultant to the police force. he favors technique known as stop and frisk where officers stop anyone who they feel is suspicious. they voted to recommend that a consultant be hired. >> a beloved hollywood act report has passed away from the bay area of natural causeses in he was the kindly adoptive father in "different strokes" debuting in 1978 and tackled sensitive social issue such as class and race. he was 89 years old. still ahead, a deadly helicopter crash in the heart of london at rush hour. an unusual rescue in portland. the extreme measures crews took [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call
KOFY
Jan 24, 2013 11:30am PST
slowing moving north, and before it falls apart it could get as north as san francisco and oakland and concord. so you could get sprinkles, too, next hour and another push of wet weather that will come up as we head into the afternoon hours. temperatures were combed early this week in the 20's and 30's and we were mainly in the mid-40's to low 50's. we still have haze with the visibility improving, three miles in hair and mountain view and san jose. it will stay there with the rain. currently, low-to-mid 50's and mid-50's around monterey bay and headed inland. what will happen with the forecast cycle, shower chance tapering later today. especially during the evening and overnight hours. this will be patchy fog waiting tomorrow and showers and a cooler breeze on saturday, sunday, and monday but they are very light showers and not a game changer as far as the outdoor plan. you can see a curl in the atmosphere and one to the south, and that is why we are having the best chance of showers in the south. it moves part and falls apart in the afternoon so get ready for sprinkles and light
KOFY
Jan 30, 2013 11:30am PST
of 63 in oakland and union city and end of the east bay is low-to-mid 60's and 63 at concord and pleasanton and monterey will have highs in the mid-to-upper 50's everyone tonight, lows will drop into the mid-30's and the chilly interior valleys of the north bay and east bay and if you are planning to go to new orleans to celebrate the 49ers appearing in the super bowl, you will encounter dry weather thursday through sunday. there will be clouds for the weekend in new orleans but it will be mild with high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's with no rain expected and you can enjoy your jog or your walk around borbon street. now, the seven-day outlook in the bay area we expect sunny and mild conditions to last through sunday into monday with high temperatures in the mid-60's for much of this period and low 60's on the coast which is almost beach weather in the san francisco area. and a few more clouds tuesday with a slight chance of showers on tuesday and temperatures drop off midweek and we can secretary more seasonal winter like weather. >> still ahead, the unusual new video
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